July 10, 2017

Install MariaDB (MySQL Open Source) on RHEL 7 and JBoss EAP 7 DataSource

First what is MariaDB? "MariaDB is a community-developed fork of the MySQL relational database management system intended to remain free under the GNU GPL. Development is led by some of the original developers of MySQL, who forked it due to concerns over its acquisition by Oracle Corporation." [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MariaDB]

Now lets install MariaDB Server (mariadb-server) and Client (mariadb) on RHEL 7.

yum install mariadb-server mariadb -y

And start it.

# systemctl start mariadb

When installing MariaDB fresh on RHEL7 there is a default user 'root' with empty password. To test this execute as user jboss and run mysql select on system table user:

# sudo -u jboss mysql -u root -e "select Host, User, Password from mysql.user;"

We will now install MySQL JDBC driver to JBoss and configure a test DataSource following https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_jboss_enterprise_application_platform/7.0/html-single/configuration_guide/#example_mysql_datasource

# yum install mysql-connector-java -y

After installing the Official JDBC driver for MySQL, we create the EAP module.

# mkdir -p /opt/rh/eap7/root/usr/share/wildfly/modules/com/mysql/main
# ln -s /usr/share/java/mysql-connector-java.jar /opt/rh/eap7/root/usr/share/wildfly/modules/com/mysql/main

# vi /opt/rh/eap7/root/usr/share/wildfly/modules/com/mysql/main/module.xml


# chown jboss:jboss -Rv /opt/rh/eap7/root/usr/share/wildfly/modules/com
# restorecon -RFv /opt/rh/eap7/root/usr/share/wildfly/modules/

Now configure EAP 7 datasource.

# vi /opt/rh/eap7/root/usr/share/wildfly/standalone/configuration/standalone.xml
        <subsystem xmlns="urn:jboss:domain:datasources:4.0">
                <datasource jndi-name="java:jboss/MySqlDS" pool-name="MySqlDS">
                        <valid-connection-checker class-name="org.jboss.jca.adapters.jdbc.extensions.mysql.MySQLValidConnectionChecker"/>
                        <exception-sorter class-name="org.jboss.jca.adapters.jdbc.extensions.mysql.MySQLExceptionSorter"/>
                    <driver name="mysql" module="com.mysql">

Now lets create a simple web, just containing one JSP file, so inside the war file there is only one JSP file. The code I copied from http://www.java2s.com/Code/Java/JSP/UsingaDataSource.htm, but for it to work with your datasource you need to change the JNDI lookup code and sql statement to.

Context context = new InitialContext();
ds =  (DataSource)context.lookup("java:jboss/MySqlDS");
if (ds != null) {
    conn = ds.getConnection();
    stmt = conn.createStatement();
    result = stmt.executeQuery("select Host, User, Password from mysql.user");

July 9, 2017

Configure mod_proxy on RHEL 7 for JBoss EAP 7

In my previous blog I described how to RPM install JBoss EAP 7 on RHEL 7.

Here I will describe how to configure Apache mod_proxy as a Non-load-balancing Proxy.

First install Apache 2.4 and mod_ssl.

# yum install httpd mod_ssl -y

Then configure mod_proxy as Non-load-balancing Proxy.

# vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf

    # A non-load-balancing proxy
    # https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_jboss_enterprise_application_platform/7.0/html-single/configuration_guide/#configure_mod_proxy_apache_http_server
    ProxyPreserveHost On
    ProxyPass / http://localhost:8080/
    ProxyPassReverse / http://localhost:8080/


The final step is to fix SELinux. When you restart Apache and try your proxy you will get error in SSL log.

# cat /etc/httpd/logs/ssl_error_log 
[Thu Jul 06 08:20:09.211374 2017] [proxy:error] [pid 11338] (13)Permission denied: AH00957: HTTP: attempt to connect to (localhost) failed
[Thu Jul 06 08:20:09.211423 2017] [proxy:error] [pid 11338] AH00959: ap_proxy_connect_backend disabling worker for (localhost) for 60s
[Thu Jul 06 08:20:09.211432 2017] [proxy_http:error] [pid 11338] [client] AH01114: HTTP: failed to make connection to backend: localhost

And also in syslog

# less /var/log/audit/audit.log
type=AVC msg=audit(1499321632.860:445): avc:  denied  { name_connect } for  pid=11300 comm="httpd" dest=8080 scontext=system_u:system_r:httpd_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:http_cache_port_t:s0 tclass=tcp_socket

To fix this add.

# setsebool httpd_can_network_connect 1

If this works add SELinux rule permanently.

# setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect 1

July 5, 2017

How to RPM Install JBoss EAP 7 on RHEL 7

We will start fresh with a unregistered RHEL 7, so we first register the machine and their enter our username and password.

# subscription-manager register

After that we are ready to add EAP7 subscription. You can here use the auto attach feature, but I recommend using a more controlled way, by adding specific pools.

# subscription-manager list --available | less
Subscription Name:   JBoss Business Partner Self-Supported NFR
Provides:            Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise JBoss EAP add-on Beta
                     Red Hat JBoss A-MQ Clients
                     Red Hat Single Sign-On
                     Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise JBoss EAP add-on
                     JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
                     Red Hat JBoss Core Services
                     Red Hat JBoss Data Grid
                     JBoss Enterprise Web Server
                     Red Hat JBoss A-MQ Interconnect
# subscription-manager attach --poolid=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Now you think we are done, and check active RPM repos, but do not see any EAP repo. Why? Because the are two EAP 7 repos for RHEL7. A Current (always upgrade, i.e. 7.1, 7.2, etc) and a Minor (freeze to specific minor version, e.g. 7.0). I recommend using the Current. For further reading see https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_jboss_enterprise_application_platform/7.0/html-single/installation_guide/#choosing_a_repository.

# yum repolist
Loaded plugins: product-id, search-disabled-repos, subscription-manager
repo id                                             repo name                                                               status
rhel-7-server-nfv-rpms/7Server/x86_64               Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time for NFV (RHEL 7 Server) (RPMs)   177
rhel-7-server-rpms/7Server/x86_64                   Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server (RPMs)                                14 589
repolist: 14 766
# subscription-manager repos --list | grep eap-7
Repo ID:   jb-eap-7-for-rhel-7-server-source-rpms
Repo ID:   jb-eap-7-for-rhel-7-server-rpms
Repo ID:   jb-eap-7-for-rhel-7-server-debug-rpms
Repo ID:   jb-eap-7.0-for-rhel-7-server-debug-rpms
Repo ID:   jb-eap-7.0-for-rhel-7-server-source-rpms
Repo ID:   jb-eap-7.0-for-rhel-7-server-rpms
# subscription-manager repos --enable=jb-eap-7-for-rhel-7-server-rpms
# yum repolist
Loaded plugins: product-id, search-disabled-repos, subscription-manager
repo id                                             repo name                                                               status
jb-eap-7-for-rhel-7-server-rpms/7Server/x86_64      JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7 (RHEL 7 Server) (RPMs)          777
rhel-7-server-nfv-rpms/7Server/x86_64               Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time for NFV (RHEL 7 Server) (RPMs)   177
rhel-7-server-rpms/7Server/x86_64                   Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server (RPMs)                                14 589
repolist: 15 543

When EAP repo in place, please go ahead and install, with groupinstall.

# yum grouplist hidden | grep -i eap
There is no installed groups file.
Maybe run: yum groups mark convert (see man yum)
   JBoss EAP 7
# yum groupinstall "JBoss EAP 7"

And then test it.

# systemctl restart eap7-standalone

# systemctl status eap7-standalone 
● eap7-standalone.service - The WildFly Application Server (standalone mode)
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/eap7-standalone.service; disabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: active (running) since ons 2017-07-05 15:23:10 CEST; 11s ago
 Main PID: 2039 (scl)
   CGroup: /system.slice/eap7-standalone.service
           ├─2039 /usr/bin/scl enable eap7 -- /opt/rh/eap7/root/usr/share/wildfly/bin/launch.sh /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.8.0 /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.8.0/bin /opt/rh/eap7/root/usr/share/wildfly/modules /opt/rh/eap7/...
           ├─2040 /bin/bash /var/tmp/sclFd4fWx
           ├─2043 /bin/sh /opt/rh/eap7/root/usr/share/wildfly/bin/launch.sh /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.8.0 /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.8.0/bin /opt/rh/eap7/root/usr/share/wildfly/modules /opt/rh/eap7/root/usr/share/wildf...
           ├─2044 /bin/sh /opt/rh/eap7/root/usr/share/wildfly/bin/standalone.sh -c standalone.xml -b
           └─2117 /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.8.0/bin/java -D[Standalone] -server -verbose:gc -Xloggc:/opt/rh/eap7/root/usr/share/wildfly/standalone/log/gc.log -XX:+PrintGCDetails -XX:+PrintGCDateStamps -XX:+UseG...

jul 05 15:23:10 localhost.localdomain systemd[1]: Started The WildFly Application Server (standalone mode).
jul 05 15:23:10 localhost.localdomain systemd[1]: Starting The WildFly Application Server (standalone mode)...